Help break the cycle of poverty and chronic hunger among destitute women and at-risk children —and offer a life of dignity and hope.


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You can help break the cycle of poverty and chronic hunger among the most destitute women and at-risk children —and offer a life of dignity and hope.


Donate To Empower Women

WHY INVEST IN WOMEN?

Women are more likely than men to reinvest their income to help improve their family’s welfare.



YOU CAN CHANGE HER WORLD






YOU CAN CHANGE HER WORLD

Pure, unstained religion is to take care of orphans and widows when they suffer
and to remain uncorrupted by this world.  –JAMES 1:27

THE HEART GALLERY

Click below to view all the women eagerly awaiting a compassionate sponsor. You can give a one-time gift in any amount or as little as $25 a month to help alleviate her chronic cycle of poverty and create a new future. Full sponsorship is $2000 USD per woman.

Sponsor A Destitute Woman

TESFA WIDOW FEATURE

Transformation happens! Birhane, a widowed mother for 14 years, was desperate and without hope until sponsorship changed that for her and for her girls….


TESFA VIDEO FEATURE

Transformation happens! Birhane, a widowed mother for 14 years, was desperate and without hope until sponsorship changed that for her and for her girls….

Empower Women, TESFA Project



OUR APPROACH

Petros Network’s TESFA Project takes on a holistic approach to the complex problem of poverty for at risk women and widowed mothers. A key part includes the TESFA Center, a service and vocational training center, which includes a medium sized medical clinic, laboratory, training area, special-needs-children classrooms, a guest house (TESFA House), product production, cafe, and more.

1 | STABILIZE HER FAMILY

Widow sponsorship is a key part of our program and typically averages $2000 USD per woman for a 3-year program. You can give a one-time gift in any amount or as little as in increments of $25 a month . Sponsorship includes education, mentoring, a small micro grant, and initial emergency relief. Many of the destitute women and their children entering our program are without food, reliable housing, have severe medical issues, and are discouraged. To help stabilize her family, we offer an initial gift to put food or needed essentials in the home and provide for minor medical care while she is learning how to launch a business.


1 | STABILIZE HER FAMILY


Widow sponsorship is a key part of our program and typically averages $2000 USD per woman for a 3-year program. You can give a one-time gift in any amount or as little as in increments of $25 a month . Sponsorship includes education, mentoring, a small micro grant, and initial emergency relief. Many of the destitute women and their children entering our program are without food, reliable housing, have severe medical issues, and are discouraged. To help stabilize her family, we offer an initial gift to put food or needed essentials in the home and provide for minor medical care while she is learning how to launch a business.

2 | PARTICIPATE IN TRAINING

Our training efforts are holistic and focus on every area of a woman’s life: personal life, family life, business life, community life and spirituals life. The destitute women (typically widows with children) have expressed their need for education in these areas and we are committed to meeting with each women every two weeks for training and bringing in international teams two times a year to enlighten them and advance and enrich their lives.

2 | PARTICIPATE IN TRAINING

Our training efforts are holistic and focus on every area of a woman’s life: personal life, family life, business life, community life and spiritual life. The destitute women (typically widows with children) have expressed their need for education in these areas and we are committed to meeting with each women every two weeks for training and bringing in international teams two times a year to enlighten them and advance and enrich their lives.


3 | LAUNCH A BUSINESS OR
MEANINGFUL WORK

Micro-grants (family grants) helps each woman start a small business that benefits her entire family as well as the community in which she lives. Microgrants vary according to the gifts and vision of each woman and her demonstrated ability in our training sessions. For those women who are unable to manage their own businesses, meaningful work is another option to lift the quality of life for hardworking widowed mothers.

3 | LAUNCH A BUSINESS OR
MEANINGFUL WORK

Micro-grants (family grants) helps each woman start a small business that benefits her entire family as well as the community in which she lives. Microgrants vary according to the gifts and vision of each woman and her demonstrated ability in our training sessions. For those women who are unable to manage their own businesses, meaningful work is another option to lift the quality of life for hardworking widowed mothers.


4 | CONNECT & SAVE
IN COMMUNITY GROUPS

Women are placed in learning and savings teams according to their geography, business interests and abilities. Our goal is to empower women and create a development program that is self-governing, sustainable and self-funding in the future. Our hope is that the destitute women in the villages we serve will not always rely on first-world funding and grow to be self-sustaining and self-supporting.

4 | CONNECT & SAVE
IN COMMUNITY GROUPS

Women our placed in learning and savings teams according to their geography, business interests and abilities. Our goal is to empower women and create a development program that is self-governing, sustainable and self-funding in the future. Our hope is that the destitute women in the villages we serve will not always rely on first-world funding and grow to be self-sustaining and self-supporting.


5 | LEAD IN HER COMMUNITY

Our goal is that women would move from destitute to empowered. Through training and financial support women learn to have a voice in their community and because of their new found success in their businesses, they gain the confidence and platform to lead others.

5 | LEAD IN HER COMMUNITY


Our goal is that women would move from destitute to empowered. Through training and financial support women learn to have a voice in their community and because of their new found success in their businesses, they gain the confidence and platform to lead others.

CHANGE HER WORLD

The need is great. What speaks to your heart? Education and training? Community savings programs? or stabilizing a woman and her entire family through sponsorship? Click below to learn more.

CHANGE HER WORLD

The need is great. What speaks to your heart? Education and training? Community savings programs? or stabilizing a woman and her entire family through sponsorship? Click below to learn more.

Women Who Are Waiting
Women’s Education Initiative
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